4833 Tasting Notes

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A really tasty tisane. I love that the base is both rooibos and honeybush. I love this combination. They seem to bring out the best in each other when they’re brought together in a blend like this.

The nutty, sweet notes are a nice base for the bright, sweet-tart notes of raspberry. The raspberry is a strong flavor.

This is good hot, but I liked it even better after it cooled, which suggests to me that this would be a really yummy iced tea.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/11/11/rooibos-raspberry-tisane-from-georgia-tea-company/

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I was a little surprised to find chamomile blossoms in this tea because the ingredient list doesn’t say “chamomile”. I saw the rosehips and rose petals and blackberry leaves, but I also saw chamomile.

This is a tasty blend. The black tea is robust. It melds nicely with the notes of creamy vanilla. I like how the malty notes of the black tea combine with the notes of vanilla. Really yum.

The bergamot is a softer flavor. When I first read the description of this tea, I thought it would be like an Earl Gray Creme, but it didn’t turn out that way. The bergamot is a bit too soft to be something I’d think of as an Earl Gray Creme. The vanilla is really the main focus of this tea. I still taste the bergamot and the notes of flower, but the vanilla takes center stage.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/11/11/childrens-hospital-vanilla-black-tea-from-the-secret-garden-tea-co/

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drank SBT: Apple Cider Green by 52teas
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A really tasty iced tea. The flavor is very distinct. I like that as I drink this, I know that it is Apple Cider green tea – there’s no mistaking it. I am not trying to search out flavors. I taste the apple and the gently warm spice. It’s yummy.

And even though I taste the apple and spice clearly, the green tea isn’t obscured. It’s sweet and a little buttery. A very yummy tea.

I’ve had this as both a hot-brewed tea (I like that with the green tea pouches – and the white tea pouches – these can be resteeped with no real loss in flavor) and a cold brewed tea. I like it best cold-brewed, so I would cold-brew the new pouch, and then save it to resteep (hot brewed) when you finish off the first half-gallon.

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I was approached by Newport Skinny Tea to help them promote their new Malibu Beach Beauty Tea back in November, so they sent me some to try.

This tea has a lot going on. Check out my full-length review for the list of ingredients – wowza! http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/11/10/malibu-beach-beauty-tea-from-newport-skinny-tea/

It has an interesting flavor. The flavor is a bit more like an herbal tisane than a tea (which I attribute to having so many ingredients). But I liked that I could taste certain elements: I liked that I was tasting lemon and lavender and honeysuckle. Notes of peppermint and elder flower and rose. And I could even still taste the teas (which includes an earl gray!)

It’s a strongly floral tea, but it doesn’t taste perfume-y, just floral. It’s an interesting tea and I enjoyed it. If I decided to go on the 21 day ‘beautification’ from this tea, at least the tea is tasty! It’s a tasty way to get there. I don’t know that the tea actually works the way it says it will, but it’s enjoyable.

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drank Green Zoubrovka by Kusmi Tea
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This has a very strong vegetal aroma. I can definitely taste the sweet grass flavor. Very grassy in taste.

It’s also sweet, honey-like, and it has hints of mint. This tea has less of a buttery quality and more of a vegetable brothy sort of quality to it. It’s invigorating to drink.

I enjoyed it. I liked the contrast between sweet and bitter (a savory bitter). It is an uplifting drink.

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drank Genmai MatchaBooster by Maeda-en
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I like this one a lot. I’ve tried a couple other of the MatchaBooster products from Maeda-en and I think this one might be my favorite, I like that roasty-toasty flavor. I like that this product stays incorporated until I finish the bottle. I don’t have to keep shaking it. I do shake it occasionally because I like the little bit of foamy, light, frothy texture that it produces at the top of the bottle when I do shake it, but I never saw that it needed it.

I really like this with just water. I pour a level teaspoon into my favorite 16.9 ounce water bottle and shake vigorously and it’s great like that. It’s also really, really good mixed with coconut water.

Very rejuvenating! Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/11/09/product-review-genmai-matchabooster-from-maeda-en/

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When I first saw the name of this tea, I wasn’t thinking ponies, I was thinking breakfast cereal. Then again, my daughters have outgrown their little ponies, and back when my youngest was into the ponies, they didn’t have an Apple Jack. My youngest’s favorite was Pinky Pie.

Anyway, this is a nice apple flavored white tea. I like that it isn’t a spiced tea, it just focuses on the apple. The light shou mei is a nice base for the apple notes. A nice, apple-y flavor.

This wasn’t my favorite of the apple flavored teas that 52Teas created this past fall, but, I enjoyed it. I especially liked it iced!

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drank Kenya Silver Needle by What-Cha
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Silver Needle teas are among the most delicate teas that I’ve tasted and while this is also a delicate Silver Needle, it’s not as delicate as a Chinese Silver Needle would be.

I got quite a few lovely infusions from this tea. The earliest infusions were sweet, haylike, with hints of melon-like flavors and a crisp, floral note. Later infusions proved to be even sweeter than the earliest infusions.

Very little astringency with this tea. Just smooth, lovely flavor.

A really good silver needle. I’d recommend this to those who think that silver needle teas are too subtle. This one’s very flavorful.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/11/08/kenya-silver-needle-white-tea-from-what-cha-tea/

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I smelled the mint immediately. I could also smell traces of lime. It’s a pleasantly fragrant tea.

The combination of lime and peppermint is enjoyable. The green tea isn’t overwhelmed: I taste the green tea, I taste the notes of lime and the crisp peppermint notes. I also taste the hint of matcha which does more to the texture than the actual taste of the cup. It offers a nice hint of “creamy” to the texture.

Even though the mint is the strongest flavor of the cup, I think that the lime is the real star because it really brightens up the cup. It’s very vibrant – nice for a bagged tea.

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I really enjoyed receiving my sample box from Because UR Priceless. They are an etsy seller and their packaging has a very handmade sort of feel that works within the etsy thing. The little sample packages were all packaged up in glassine envies and sealed with decorative tape and each envelope had a bright, colorful label. They were tucked neatly in a gift box and the gift box was labeled with another brightly colored label and the whole thing was finished with a sunshine yellow ribbon. It was like getting a gift. I liked that a lot.

But that wouldn’t mean a whole heck of a lot if the teas weren’t any good, and fortunately the teas were tasty too.

This is a pleasant rooibos chai. I don’t usually get really excited over rooibos blends and I didn’t get overly excited about this one either, but, it was tasty. It had a nice balance of spices and a bright note of orange that I enjoyed. I’m not sure why they chose to call it “creamy” though, because there’s not a lot of “creamy” here. There’s no vanilla. The only thing I can think of is that they consider the nutty flavors of the rooibos to be somewhat “creamy” tasting, and I guess I can understand that. I don’t really think of rooibos as particularly creamy.

But, it is a pleasant chai blend.

Here’s my full-length article: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/11/07/creamy-autumn-chai-tisane-from-because-ur-priceless/

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I am obsessed with tea!

I am a co-founder of the SororiTEA Sisters:
http://sororiteasisters.com

I no longer write for the SororiTea Sisters but I am still the admin for the blog.

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The reason I’m no longer writing for SororiTea Sisters is because I am now the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas:

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I’ll still be posting occasional reviews on teas here on Steepster, mostly backlogged reviews because I’m way behind on getting reviews posted. That’s why I’m keeping two accounts active at the current time – so that I can get those backlogged reviews posted.

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My favorite teas are Yellow Teas with most Oolong teas at a close second. As far as “flavored” teas go, I love Earl Grey, Chocolate and Jasmine teas.

I also am intrigued by flavored teas with an unusual or unique flavor combination, which is why I was very excited to be the Mad Tea Artist of 52Teas!

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